Geneva County Jail

The Geneva County Jail is located in Geneva, Alabama and is operated by the Geneva County Sheriff's Department. This facility holds a maximum of 160 adult male and female inmates who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement. This is the primary detention facility for all law enforcement agencies in Geneva County. 

Inmates are incarcerated for crimes ranging from a violation to misdemeanors to felonies. The Geneva County Jail houses:

  • Inmates who have been charged and are awaiting trial
  • Those who have been arrested on warrants
  • Those who have been sentenced to the county jail for one year or less for a misdemeanor crime
  • Those who've been placed on hold by Alabama Probation and Parole
  • Inmates sentenced by municipal courts in the county
  • People who have been placed in the jail "on hold" by other agencies, and
  • Inmates who are waiting to be transferred to their assigned Alabama Department of Corrections facility.
  • ICE detainees

To view a current inmate roster, click here.

The Geneva County Jail contracts with the Wiregrass Hospital to provide inmates with appropriate medical care. Medications and eyeglasses for inmates can be dropped off daily. All medications and items must be approved by medical staff.

Posting A Bond

Geneva County and its municipalities can issue three types of bonds for an inmate, depending on the charge and their past criminal history. District and Circuit Court bonds are subject to the approval of the Sheriff. Bonding hours are daily from 9:00-11:00 am and 6:00 pm-9:00 pm.

  • Cash Bond: Geneva County misdemeanor and felony bonds can be posted through the Circuit Clerk’s office between 8:00 am- 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Call (334) 684-5625 for more info.
  • Property Bond: A property bond is based on the tax assessment of real property owned by someone who is attempting to secure an inmate's release. This property must be at least double the value of the court ordered bond and all persons named on property must sign a Homestead exemption waiver. District and Circuit property bonds must be approved by the Sheriff.
  • Professional Bonding Company: Release on surety bonds may be made through the use of a private bonding company approved by the Sheriff. Please contact the jail for a list of current bonding agencies.

Inmate Property

You can bring in items for an inmate on Sundays between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Inmate approved items are:

  • One gray sweat suit. (no hoodies)
  • One white thermal set
  • One personal religious text (paperback)
  • Photographs approximately 10 (no polaroid or computer generated)
  • One pair of gym shorts (white or gray)
  • One clear tote (must fit beneath bunk)

Inmates booked into the Geneva County Jail have their personal effects inventoried and stored.

The jail will not accept property of inmates other than pocket contents and the seasonal clothing the inmate is wearing during admission. No extra clothes, baggage, suitcases, sea bags, tents, or big storage bags are accepted.

Personal property is released to the inmate when they are released from custody. Any left or unclaimed property is disposed of 72 hours after the inmate’s release.

State sentenced inmates who have been ordered to the Department of Corrections are allowed to take only the following to Kilby Correctional Facility:

  • Any legal mail
  • 25 stamps
  • 25 envelopes
  • One religious text

All other items must be picked up by family members before the inmate is transferred to Kilby or within 72 hours of their departure.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visitation hours at the Geneva County Jail are seven days a week through the electronic kiosk, and they must be scheduled in advance.

To schedule visitations, you can visit the website or come to jail to schedule. Note, lobby hours are 9AM to 5PM, seven days a week. 

Visitors must follow the dress code:

  • No revealing clothing (low cut, tank top, tube top etc.)
  • No short shorts
  • No vulgar clothing
  • No cell phones

Physical Address

Geneva County Jail
100 North Commerce Street
Geneva, Alabama 36340

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(334) 684-5671

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Geneva County Jail
c/o Detainee Name
P.O. Box 115
Geneva AL 36340 

Please use the inmate's full name (exclude nicknames) when filling out envelopes. All incoming and outgoing mail may be subject to search. All inmate mail must include the sender's name and return address.  Any inmate mail received without the sender's information may be destroyed.

Incoming mail must have the inmate's full name, and be written in pencil, black or blue ink only. Letters must be on white paper, notebook paper, or typed on computer paper. No perfume, clippings, glitter or musical cards. Cards and letters must be mailed by the Postal Service.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate who is housed at the Geneva County Jail, but they do have access to phones in their cell blocks. Calls can be made seven days a week from 7:00 am – 10:00 pm. All calls are subject to be recorded and monitored.

Family/Friends can put money on phone accounts by calling 1 (877) 998-5678 or by logging on to

Depending on the circumstances, facility staff will allow the inmate to make a free phone call during the admissions process and after first appearances. This phone call should be bond related.

Geneva County Jail reserves the right to block or restrict phone numbers for security reasons or harassment. If you are being harassed by phone calls coming from the Geneva County Jail, please call (334) 684-5671 to report the situation.

How to Send Money

During the booking process at Geneva County Jail, a commissary account is set up for each inmate. If the inmate has money in their possession during the booking process, the money will be taken and placed into their inmate commissary account. 

Money can be placed on an inmate’s account online or at a kiosk. Money orders are not accepted unless approved by the Jail Commander.

  • Deposit by going to
  • Deposit to kiosk ATM located at confinement center

When ordering from the commissary, inmates have the option to order snacks, personal hygiene items, and stationary items, including stamped envelopes and some clothing items. The Geneva County Jail offers Commissary service through the Stacey Williams Commissary company. 

Orders can be placed weekly by inmates with an order deadline of Tuesday at 10:00 am. Orders are handed out on Thursdays.

Programs For Inmates

During an inmate's incarceration at the Geneva County Jail, should the need arise, inmates can receive on and off-site medical, dental and mental health services.

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Careers at Geneva County Jail

If you are interested in a career with the Sheriff's Department and would like more information about the job openings at the Geneva County Jail, click here.